NEW TUTORIAL: Blast Wave

In this exciting new tutorial we’ll be creating a powerful explosion and shockwave inside of After Effects using elements from Action Essentials 2 and built-in effects. We will use Mocha to motion track the difficult shot and explore advanced blending and compositing tips. It’s a good 44 minute tutorial so tell your wife (or spouse)… it’s After Effects time.

Watch Sample Video

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6 years ago
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Text Animations in 32bpc

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With a little more work, I could probably even make them suck a bit less. That’s called confidence!

Sample Video
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Macro Sample Video

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